Margaret Kiernan writes poetry and short stories. She is published in both.
She is part of the Thursday poetry workshop at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, facilitated by Mr Kevin Higgins, Poet.
She has a background in Public Policy and Social Justice. Margaret enjoys painting in watercolour and in acrylics. She has four grown-up sons. She lives in Mullingar.
Appointment at No 47, Galway City
Pavements mottled black underfoot
from slanted Atlantic rains
raged river heaves, tumbles
westward to the silvered horizon
Scurried woman loses her battle to
grasp the faded umbrella
it floats skittering, turns streets
collides with a shop awning
pelted wet it is torn from its spokes
gives up the ghost, lies still.
Raven, perched alone upon the Lynch stone-ledge
Its large yellow beak notched at the wall
watched with outstretched damp feathered neck
the disturbed water below
brown sooty turbary liquid
riddled out birch seeds, dragonflies
the sea awaits all that rubble
will sieve the tides clean.